|22Dec2001||Movie 'Made In Sheffield' website
'Made In Sheffield' tells the story of Sheffields music scene set in that far off era between 1977 and 1982, from how it came about to the international successes of The Human League, Heaven 17, ABC and Cabaret Voltaire.
|15Dec2001||New release found: Heaven 17 live recordings on a low-price release by Eurotrend. Details here|
|14Dec2001||Illustrious company Marytn Ware's new project|
|03Dec2001||Robert Sommerville sent some details about the last re-releases, updated links see news as of 20Nov2001|
|22Nov2001||A new Vince Clarke, Martyn Ware track called `Massive` will be available near the end of the year on an album called `Music For The 3rd Millennium` a track similar to the Pretentious/SPV albums. The album is limited to 1000 copies only. AMP-CD042.|
|Summing up the re-releases of 2001
No, I'm NOT am employee of Amazon, it's just an example ! If somebody does already own one of this re-releases, please let me know, I'd like to check the details. The re-releases are NOT controlled by the band, as far as I know !
Remix-Album re-released by Virgin end of October 2001
|12Nov2001||Mail from Martyn Ware
...we finished mixing the album., It's not yet mastered - but we're very pleased with it.
|03Nov2001||Mark Finnigan informed me about the Sheffield International Documentary Festival. "Made In Sheffield" is one of the movies shown and contains a lot of valuable info about Heaven 17. As fas as I know, there is no commercial release available yet.|
|Info from Dave Richards (The Lexicon)
Retox/Detox re-released in the US by Big Eye; ASIN: B00005RGOX scheduled for 13Nov2001.
Above is the link to the new Retox, Disc one is song for song the same as disc one on the Eagle /Cleopatra retox dextox, but disc tow is nowhere near the same.
|12Oct2001||Info from Al Crawford
Music stores list a new Heaven 17 release due 27Nov2001.
Label : Dressed To Kill (UK)
Amazon lists this as a US release !?!?!
No more details known yet.
|28Sep2001||Added BEF/Heaven17 - fake page to list some releases which are not from "our" B.E.F. / Heaven 17 although listed on some records stores as regular releases.|
|01Sep2001||Added photos from Robert Sommerville from Sheffield Club Adelphi gig and added photos from Thomas Fuchs from Suikerrock gig|
|31Aug2001||Info from Robert Sommerville:
Glenn Gregory has put a nice comment about my web-site in my guestbook. He also says that Heaven 17 will be in the studio the last three weeks of september to mix the new album. In his words (the end is nigh)
I'd like to thank Thomas Fuchs for some Tienen photos. These photos do not show any new insight details, so I'll publish them later on.
Videos had been up for some days, but the webspace was again closed :-(((
I think I'll now buy some webspace to be sure of the availability of the 100 MB. If you do have any suggestions, please mail me.
Management Martyn Ware is still writing and producing new Heaven 17 material
(source newsletter July 2001).
Personal remark : must be the killer album, eh ;-)
|15Aug2001||Some details about this weeks gig at ADELPHI : (Sorry, extrenal link no longer valid)|
|28Jul2001||"Unexciting news" from Michelle Drury
The National Center for Pop Music is no more it's been run by a company that wants to have luxury toilet gig venues (!) and will be a niteklub by night and a conference centre by day, so the only way to hear Martyn's music for the NCPM is on cd now.
Vince & Martyn's new cd got a very nice review in Q.
There's a health and beauty shop in Sheffield, on Baslow road called The Luxury Gap and Company!!!
|23Jun2001||New newspaper article about the upcoming "HERE AND NOW TOUR" added - Thanks to Peter Moore|
|17Jun2001||Some more WMA-Soundclips added. See Multimedia / Sound clips / WMA-Soundclips.|
|14Jun2001||Heaven 17 are contributing to the HERE AND NOW TOUR 2001
For more details see tour2001.
|11Jun2001||Seen at Lexicon magazine
Ganymede will soon be working on remixes of his songs Summertime, Despite All Our Worries and Night Club, and there is a possibility that these remixes will be released on a maxi single later this year. Gary has also been slated to appear on an 80s tribute CD that is being produced by the Canadian indie label Kinetic Response. He will be doing covers of Heaven by the Psychedelic Furs, Whisper to a Scream by the Icicle Works and Let Me Go by Heaven 17.
|10Jun2001||Info from Robert Sommerville
HERE AND NOW TOUR 2001
Saturday 10th November, Birmingham NEC.
Heaven 17 will be appearing along side Paul Young, Kim Wilde, Go West, Nick Heyward, Curiosity Killed The Cat and T'Pau.
Tickets priced £25. Call the box office on 0870 909 4133
According to CDZONE.COM a new CD will be available 18.June 2001 : Temptation: Live In Concert SELCD587
Currently I do not know any details about this release.
|08Jun2001||Info from Haiminh
1. Re: News from SBM/ "I Love 1987" Didn't see Mart anywhere on that programme.
2. Mart and Ian were however on another Top Ten programme (Top Ten Electropop Pioneers), this time talking about their time in The Human League, and the years shortly after the Human League split.
|01Jun2001||Added some WMA-sound files. See "Multimedia / Sound clips / WMA-Soundclips".
First concert review for May 31st gig in Northampton by David Pardoe added.
|Info from the Cabaret Voltaire mailing list via Andy Millington
According to the Guardian TV/Radio guide... BBC Radio 2, Thursday, 24th May, 10.00pm:
"The Look of Love: The story of the New Romantics ...and Glenn Gregory from Heaven 17 discuss the 80s life in the city, while Richard Kirk from Cabaret Voltaire puts the case for its more underground electronic past"
Update from Andy:
If anyone missed the recent Radio2 feature on late 70's / early 80's Sheffield music and wants a copy I taped it. It was a great show with contributions from Glenn and Martyn (who revealed that a life-changing moment was hearing 'Trans Europe Express' for the first time at a party thrown by Richard Kirk from Cabaret Voltaire).
If anyone wants a copy send an email to email@example.com and I'll return the postage details.
Andy asks anyone who wants a copy to send a tape.
|12May2001||Videos are up again, Tripod kicked my pages some days ago, now the files
are upped again to Server2000 in Austria
Added interview with Martyn Ware, which I copied from the e-lectric homepage. Due to the fac that the interview itself was published in German I added a translation to English here
|11May2001||Info from Frank Blades
Just spotted that Heaven 17 are playing Chicago Rock Cafe in Northampton on 31 May. I got the info from CRC themsleves, so it MUST be true:)
All the best
|04May2001||Additional info from Robert Sommerville
I spoke to John from the KOP BAND today while trying to get tickets for the upcoming gig in August. He told me that Jarvis Cocker will be DJ for the night. Also tickets are available from Sat 5th May at the following sheffield record stores JACK'S RECORDS 0114 276 6356, RECORD COLLECTOR 0114 266 8493 and FOREVER CHANGES 0114 267 9787.
Many thanks and best wishes
|01May2001||Info from Emma Walden (SBM)
Upcoming gig : 18th August 2001 in Sheffield @ Adelphi
Benefit Concert for Owls Trust (Owls - Sheffield Wednesday team) / Special guests incl.- Sheffield Wednesday players etc
Tickets go on sale Wednesday, 2nd May £20/£15 for Trust members/£10 for concessions
|19Apr2001||Forward from Scott McLean
Martyn Ware : ... we're looking to finish mixing the new album by September for release in Spring 2002 ...
|19Apr2001||News about the upcoming Vince Clarke & Martyn Ware CD to found at MUTE RECORDS|
|09Apr2001||HELP ! This week I managed to get an Indonesian MC "Greatest Hits". Does anybody have some additional information about other asian releases who do not match the known release sequence at all ?|
|16Mar2001||For a long time I did not like to publish this kind of commercial info,
but it can be of interest for some fans:
Fleetwood Owen's Rock and Pop Legends Auction has started handling bids from February 23rd on. It will culminate in a live auction on March 27th at the Hard Rock Cafe, London. The auction has Martyn Ware's personal collection of acetates + production paperwork for Erasure to bid on. Martyn Ware's personal collection of acetates includes Heaven 17, Human League, BEF, Hot Gossip and the Hillsboro' Crew. These acetates are sold on an "as is" basis. As the buyer would have the opportunity to make copies, there is absolutely no return privilege. The production paperwork for Erasure includes a red expanding wallet file labelled Erasure 93-94 Property of Martyn Ware with paperwork documenting Martyn Ware's production work for Erasure at the Church and Windmill Lane Studios.
|06Mar2001||Mail from SBM:
I hope you are all well.
Just to let you know that Martyn Ware from Heaven 17 will be appearing on the show "I Love 1987" on BBC2 this Saturday night.
|16Feb2001||News from Side-Line
|08Feb2001||"The mystery of the 5th person" seems to be solved. See picture here.|
|25Jan2001||No longer on the web :-(
|21Jan2001||Info from Robert Sommerville
Heaven 17 were featured in the February edition of Uncut magazine in the top 100 greatest singles of the post-punk era. They were number 41 with "(We Don't Need This) Fascist Groove Thang".
Due to the fact that more and more people are asking : photomontage of the shirt here, I did not find the time to take a picture for myself and scan it in. But it resembles the original very much !
Interim solution for MS Windows users : install Angelpotion Video codec. With this codec the videos can be played. Nevertheless I do re-record all of them...
Details see below.
Still fighting the struggle between quality and size. Still some of the videos are not functioning properly, I'll send out a newsletter when the videos are working again. Sorry for that !
Possibly I have to change the server again, please use only http://www.heaven17.de as bookmark, thanks !
A lot of mails arrived in the last weeks and I did not yet find the time to reply to all of you. I hereby apologize and promise that I'll reply to all of them as soon as I find some quiet time !
I managed to get a small amount of new Fruit-Of-The-Loom Quality-T-Shirts. They are XL in size, black and show the HEAVEN 17 name and the text "How Live Is" on the front side printed in white letters. They are originally used as promo shirts for record shops, so you can't get them in a normal shop or via the mercandising page.
If you want some of them, please mail me.
I do not want to make big money with this, so I'd like to get DEM 20 (USD 10 / EUR 10 / GBP 7) plus p+p each, which is similar to the amout I payed for them.